10.000 Years in the making! The Lake District, home to England’s largest natural lake and highest mountain, has joined the likes of the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu by being awarded Unesco World Heritage status. Come and visit the Lakes for yourself and be inspired by the unique ‘cultural landscape’ which has won this special global recognition.
If you want to see the Lake District at its most verdant, summer is definitely the time to go. Summertime in Cumbria sees the county turn all shades of green, red & yellow as the valleys & hills come to life so you can take advantage of the longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures by exploring the beautiful Cumbrian scenery and landscape. The fells are busy, the meadows and hedgerows are in full bloom and lively festivals spring into life on many a village green, when locals battle it out in traditional sports such as hound trailing, guides racing and Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling.
If you’re taking the kids on holiday, you’ll want to visit The World of Beatrix Potter and meet Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and friends. For a proper walk that’s family friendly, climb Skiddaw, the fourth highest mountain in England which lies just north of Keswick. There’s a smooth path making reaching the peak at some 900 metres above sea level a cinch even with a pushchair.
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This well-appointed bungalow is beautifully furnished, with the benefit of 2 bathrooms, making it an ideal property for 2 couples. A large decked area, leading from the lounge patio doors provides a delightful vantage point towards Skiddaw and the opportunity for breakfasting in the morning sunshine. The spacious lounge has 2 comfortable settees, TV, DVD, CD/radio player, with open fire (coal not included). There is a separate dining room with sliding doors opening onto rear patio. The kitchen is well-equipped with double electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, integrated dishwasher and washing machine. There are 2 wonderful bedrooms. The front bedroom has a king-size bed, whereas the rear bedroom has a super king-size bed, which can be split into twin beds (advice on booking). The main bathroom has a bath, with shower over, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. There is also a shower room with rainfall shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Wi-Fi broadband internet access. Private off-road parking.
The Northern Lakes covers one half of the Lake District National Park. This is the perfect area to choose equally for gentle relaxation or an action packed family adventure holiday with lots of things to do. Nestling on the shores of Derwentwater, the stunningly located town of Keswick, offers a wide array of shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants. Make a visit to the Pencil Museum, take a cruise on the lake and see the latest production at Theatre by the Lake and you will realize why it is called The Heart of The Lakes. Walkers and climbers are spoiled for choice. From the high summits to forest trails and lakeside paths, there are walks to suit all abilities from the doorstep. For those seeking the high adventure, nearby Whinlatter Forest offers exhilarating mountain biking and the high wire adventure GoApe. Combine this with the luxury and flexibility of your own holiday home, Autumn Leaves provides you with the ideal location for your Lakeland holiday.